Language, Gender, and Power: Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South Asia by Shahid Siddiqui

Language, Gender, and Power: Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South Asia

byShahid Siddiqui

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The book focuses on the role of language as a powerful tool in representing and structuring the world. It explores how language can help construct stereotypes, identities, and human relationships. By constructing stereotypes language also manifests and perpetuates gender differences. Theauthor examines how gender is in fact made up on a continuous basis in different linguistic and artistic expressions, e.g., sayings and proverbs, jokes, songs, films, TV plays, newspapers, theatre, and slogans behind vehicles, and reveals how these apparently playful activities strengthen genderstereotypes unnoticed. The book highlights the politics of representation and hegemony with regard to women with special reference to language. The readers are encouraged to realize that on the one hand language is a tool of control and hegemony while on the other hand it can be used to mount resistance against hegemonyby reversing the discourse.

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Dr Shahid Siddiqui obtained his Ph.D. in Language Education from the University of Toronto, Canada and M.Ed. TESOL from the University of Manchester, U.K. He has been involved with the educational system of Pakistan as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher. He has worked in some prestigious universities such as the Aga Khan Unive...
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Title:Language, Gender, and Power: Politics of Representation and Hegemony in South AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199067392

ISBN - 13:9780199067398

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Table of Contents

Part 1: LANGUAGE, REPRESENTATION, AND HEGEMONY1. Language: A socio-political phenomenon2. Power and politics of discourse3. Language, representation, and controlPart 2: LANGUAGE AND GENDER CONSTRUCTION4. Manufacturing gender and role of language5. Growing up with gender6. Language and gender: Revisiting researchPart 3: LANGUAGE, GENDER, AND PERFORMANCE7. Literature and politics of exclusion8. Sayings, proverbs, and women9. Gender and jokes10. Matrimonial ads: societal expectationsPart 4: LANGUAGE, GENDER, AND EDUCATION11. Gender and education12. Nursery rhymes and gender representation13. Representation of women in fairy talesPart 5: LANGUAGE, GENDER, AND MEDIA14. Gender and media15. Women in advertisements16. TV plays and gender stereotypes17. Construction of gender in films18. Representation of women in songsPart 6: GENDERED DISCOURSE: REFORM AND RESISTANCE19. Representation of women in songs20. Resistance through languageBibliography